The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at wevl.org. In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at tim@wevl.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: I'll Be Around

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I'll Be Around" by the Mills Brothers.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Playlist For October 20, 2021 - Fall Pledge Drive Special: Off The Charts 1941

The playlist for the October 20, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle - Fall Pledge Drive Special:  Off the Charts 1941 - has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

SSS Pledge Drive Special: Off The Charts 1941

Join me tonight for the Swing Shift Shuffle Fall Pledge Drive Special:  Off the Charts 1941.  All the songs tonight will be drawn from the Popular Music charts in the October 25, 1941 issue of The Billboard magazine.  Tune in, listen, enjoy some blasts from the past, and show your support for the home of the SSS, WEVL Memphis.  

Sunrise Serenade: Deep In A Dream

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Deep In A Dream" by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra with Helen Forrest on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Red Sails In The Sunset

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Red Sails In The Sunset" by Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, October 18, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Flying Home

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Flying Home" by Ella Fitzgerald with Vic Schoen.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Massachusetts

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Massachusetts" by Anita O'Day with Gene Krupa and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Sunrise Serenade: Barrelhouse Bessie From Basin Street

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Barrelhouse Bessie From Basin Street" by the Gene Krupa Orchestra with Anita O'Day.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Playlist For October 5, 2021

The playlist for the October 5, 2021 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Sunrise Serenade: Swing Me With Rhythm

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Swing Me With Rhythm" by Louis Prima and His New Orleans Gang.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.